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7.30.2012

MONDAYS….BLAH

Am I the only one who feels like the weekend went by entirely too fast?  Goodness.  I didn’t get a lot done, but I did manage to squeeze in finishing up one of my pieces for the office.

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(VITTSJĂ– from IKEA)

I’m headed back in there now to finish up the other one, but I ‘m still trying to figure out if I should leave it the original black/brown color or go gold.  Hmmm… Your thoughts?

7.26.2012

A TRIP TO IKEA

An early morning trip to IKEA the other day lead to this

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Which will eventually turn into this

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and this

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I’ll keep you posted on the progress!

7.25.2012

GOLDEN

Gold and brass accents in a space really speak to me.  It adds a bit of glamour don’t you think?!?! One way that I’m looking to bring in gold to my office is with my desk chair.  Here are a few inspiration images of gold chairs that I’ve been swooning over

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One of my favorite gold chairs is from one of my fav blogs (Our Fifth House).  Carmel knocked the ball out of the park with this one!

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And of course my inspiration pic,

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Wanna see a sneak peek of my chair?!

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I’ll be sending her off to the upholsterer tomorrow, woot!  TTYLSmile

7.23.2012

AT A SNAILS PACE….

 

Today this room will be cleared out and the walls will be finished.  With that out of the way, I’ll be able to put up (hopefully) an IKEA ‘EXPEDIT’ bookcase and bring in my desk. 

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I’m pulling inspiration for this room from this image (below).  I absolutely adore it.  The wall color, the color of the campaign piece, the art, the leopard, and the gold, it’s pretty much my vision for my space. 

 

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Now let’s see how long it takes me to get thereWinking smile

7.17.2012

HOW DO YOU STYLE YOUR COFFEE TABLE?

I know that maybe a weird question to ask someone, but have you ever wondered how to style yours?

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I was looking at an old image of mine the other day and thought my styling could definitely use some help! It no longer looks like the above picture, but even now, it still needs help!

Here is a  picture I snapped on instagram the other day, sigh… Just stacks of magazines

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I want my table to have more personality like these

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While scouring Pinterest for inspiration images of styled coffee tables, I realized that I’m not too far off with my styling.  I have the books (as you can see above!), so all I need now is some fresh flowers, a candle, and either a tray or a cool little trinket box or object.  That’s easy enough, right?  And for those of us with small children, I think keeping small pieces to a minimum is key here.  No matches and and little coasters, etc. would work for my table.  The larger the piece, the least likely it is for my 4 year old to play with  itSmile

 

7.16.2012

HOUSE OF FIFTY AND A GIFT

Did you know that the July/August issue of House of Fifty was released last Monday?!  Have you read it yet?

Here are a few of my favorite articles:

“Making the Most of the Home You’re In” by Courtney Lake (starting on page 46)

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“Inspired by Color” by yours truly (starting on page 142)

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“Perfectly Sun Kissed.  The FakeBake Way!” By MiMi Inman (starting on page 122)

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And while we’re on House of Fifty, I think my husband may have read our last issue! We celebrated our 7yr wedding anniversary on July 7 and my gift was a watch.  Not just any watch might I add. 

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An oversized Michael Kors watch similar to the styles featured in the anniversary issue of House of Fifty (starting on page 130)

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Too bad I’ll never know if that’s where his inspiration came from (he’ll never admit to it), but either way, I was beyond thrilled! Thrilled at the gift and the fact that he may have actually flipped through the magazineSmile

7.13.2012

LUCKY 13

 

Friday the 13th is known for being a day of bad luck.  Today I’m challenging that.  Starting today thru Sunday, take 20% off everything in my Etsy Shop with the code LUCK13 ! How lucky are you now?!

Happy Weekend!

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7.02.2012

IS THIS THING STILL ON??

Ok guys, I’m back.  I’ve finally been able to get the bracelets photographed and the shop is open! So how did get into making bracelets?  I like pretty accessories and because I know other women like pretty accessories, I decided to open a shop. 

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I still have a few different styles to upload (like silver), but I probably won’t get to that until this weekend or so because I’m ready to get back to blogging and working on my house! My soon to be office space is filled with vintage home accessories and jewelry making stuff.  It’s about time for some organization! Oh, and my husbands car was stolen the other day so we’ve been dealing with thatCrying face   Anywho, I have a question. How do you style your coffee table?!?!